The condition was revealed by a nine-week scan, which showed the baby's heart and part of her stomach growing outside the body.Read the full story ›
A grandmother died after a heart valve was put in upside down during routine surgery, causing massive internal bleeding.Read the full story ›
Braydon Boyland has defied the odds and after spending half his life in hospital due to heart defects, he has reached his first birthday.Read the full story ›
Researchers funded by the British Heart Foundation developed the test which detects all known inherited heart condition genes.Read the full story ›
Even moderate amounts of drinking can lead to a reduction in heart function in older women, American research has shown.
A study of nearly 4,500 people with an average age of 76 has shown that one drink a day can cause damage - but only to women.
Lead researcher Dr Scott Solomon, from Harvard Medical School, said: "Women appear more susceptible than men to the cardiotoxic effects of alcohol, which might potentially contribute to a higher risk of alcohol cardiomyopathy [heart damage linked to alcohol] for any given level of alcoholic intake."
Heavy drinking, meanwhile, was shown to damage men's hearts in a similar way
Bald men have a higher risk of developing heart disease than men with a full head of hair, a new study suggests.Read the full story ›
Jeremy Pearson, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation has told ITV News that a new study claiming that cholesterol-lowering drugs can also help healthy people could be helpful, but would not suggest "medicalising the whole country".